About Us

Imperial in the Marketplace

Imperial is a “Concept Through Creation” full-service commercial printing, communications, and digital imaging solutions provider. Our company production/distribution facilities are in Wisconsin, however rest assured that if you give us an opportunity, you can count on local representation as we feel it important to have someone in your area to have occasional face-to-face meetings. We would love to showcase some samples for you if interested. As a potential customer, you’ve come to expect certain capabilities from potential print vendors. You often read the same sales pitches about having the best customer service, great equipment, super turnaround time, customer relationships… etc., We value and possess all those qualifications and services. There are, however, some major differences that set us apart.

What Makes Imperial Unique


When you (our customer) have an “idea” in mind but don’t know how to pull all the pieces together to convert your final idea into a tangible product, contact us. We draw upon years of experience in all aspects of product creation, spanning a full gamut of vertical and B2B markets including Point of Purchase, Point of Sale, commercial print, digital print, web-to-print portal construction and maintenance, kit building, fulfillment and distribution. Our continued investment into technology-based workflows allow us to penetrate and service these markets.

Imperial has the necessary tools and the knowhow to turn your concepts into reality. We’ll spend time discussing your needs helping to create necessary mockups or prototypes, and work with you every step of the way until your idea becomes a produced final product. Let us provide you with references from numerous satisfied customers to corroborate our claims.

A powerful B2B E-Commerce portal allows our customers the flexibility of ordering static or variable collateral materials at their convenience twenty-four hours per day. There is always someone here to answer your questions.

Our Mission

To be a leader within the print communication field with emphasis on being a quality and prestigious print solution provider with the ability to satisfy our customers’ needs with respect to response and competitiveness. To continuously improve ourselves and our status with technology, training and performance for the mutual benefit of our customers and employees.

Our History

The Printing Industries of Wisconsin honored Imperial Lithographing Corp. in May of 1999 with the Century Globe Award denoting 100 years of Operation. After prohibition, Imperial became a label printer for local brewing companies that included Schlitz, Gettleman and Pabst. As the demands of clients and ownership changed hands, Imperial attained the reputation of printing quality multicolor commercial printing, becoming the first Milwaukee printer to install four-color 40″ equipment. As technology became available, Imperial improved production and quality by adding six-color equipment. Imperial has continued to meet their client’s needs, adding many of the latest pre-press, print and finishing equipment in the industry. Now Imperial stays at the forefront of the graphics industry nationwide offering web-to-print and e-commerce solutions with branded store fronts.

Certifications & Associations

GMI Certification

Imperial, a leading manufacturer of offset and digital print, inserts and labels for Walgreen, CVS and food companies, has been awarded GMI Prime Certification from the Graphic Measures International (GMI) Organization. The recognition is a prerequisite for many brand owners and retailers, including companies such as CVS, Walgreens and Target, to contract with print and packaging vendors.


Imperial renews their certificates from both the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC®) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®), both of which are Chain-of-Custody certifications showing Imperial’s supply chain and customers of their commitment to sustainable sourcing of forest materials. It verifies Imperial has put processes in place to produce and trade FSC®/SFI®-certified products. Download our SFI® certificate here.   Download the FSC® certificate here.

More about FSC® at www.fsc.org.  More about SFI® at www.sfifoundation.com.


Imperial is G7 AI Master Calibration System certified. Idealliance (developers of the G7 system) is the leading developer of specifications and certifications in the graphic communications industry, and a global association of brands, printers, and technology companies. Click here to view or download the certificate.

Idealliance’s unique DNA is collaboration across customers, creators, suppliers, and users and as a result is positioned to redefine supply chains and workflows. www.idealliance.org

Great Lakes Graphics Association

We are the Midwest’s Print Trade Association. The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) is North America’s oldest print trade association. GLGA represents approximately 13 percent of the total print market in the United States, with its three-state region (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) accounting for nearly $19 billion in combined annual shipments. www.glga.info

EcoVadis: The World’s Most Trusted Business Sustainability Ratings

Imperial Litho joins tens of thousands of companies which partner with EcoVadis to collaborate on sustainability with a common platform, universal scorecard, benchmarks and performance improvement tools. EcoVadis Ratings are evidence-based and adapted to more than 200 industry categories, 175 countries and companies of all sizes. They cover four sustainability themes: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.

Equipment & Capabilities

Imperial’s clients expect exceptional print and packaging quality produced efficiently. Imperial regularly invests in equipment, new technologies, and workflows. This allows you the opportunity to benefit from a return on your investment. Below are just some of the enhancements and equipment we’ve implemented:

We invest in the latest print technology so we can meet and exceed your needs.

Let’s talk today and find the best process for your project.